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Odisha government writes to Center for Covid vaccines

The Health and Family Welfare Director on Bijay Panigrahi has written to the center for Covid vaccines on Tuesday.

Bhubaneswar: The Health and Family Welfare Director on Bijay Panigrahi has written to the center for Covid vaccines on Tuesday. There has been a considerable rise in the number of Covid cases in Odisha, said the Health and Family Welfare Director.

The number of Covid infections in the state is increasing with each passing day. The government may decide to make wearing masks mandatory.

However, the risk of infection is low now but it might increase with the increasing infections in the Country. The Director further said that, the ICUs have not yet been used in Odisha.

But he added that, infection is spreading, awareness is under review, we are repeating the old mistakes by not wearing face masks. However keeping in mind the rise of Covid infections, the  State Government may make wearing masks compulsory.

The government of Odisha may decide to make wearing masks compulsory in medical centers, health care facilities, etc. The Director further added that the existing vaccines have been  exhausted.

He informed that, the vaccine came in January and were exhausted by February. He said 98 percent took the first dose, 91 percent took the first and second doses. But only 41 percent took the precaution dose but he added that this is higher than the national level percentage.

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